Track and Field shows out at Big Dawg Invitational

Josh Woolwine, Sports Writer

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The UW Oshkosh men’s track team took home the title at the UW-Stevens Point Big Dawg Invitational on Saturday, with the women finishing in 2nd at the same meet.

The Titan men showed why they’re ranked second in the NCAA Division-III rankings by winning their fifth straight meet to start the season.

The Titans finished the meet with 209 points, dwarfing UW-Stevens Points second place finish of 95 points.

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UW Oshkosh Men’s Track and Field has won all four invitationals that they’ve competed in, while the Women’s Track and Field team has won two out of their four.

The Titan men won seven out of the 16 events, while also taking home honors in the 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and the 400-meter run.

The Titans were led by sophomore Amitai Wheat, who won the 400-meter run and also helped teammates Todd Beadle, Ethan Burch, and Adrian Girone take home first place in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:19.02, the third fastest in D-III so far this season.

Meanwhile, freshman Jaylen Grant won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.93 seconds, while junior Benjamin Jung won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.37 seconds.

On the women’s side, the Titans finished second by 1.5 points behind D-II Northern Michigan University, 140-138.5. The Titans were led by sophomore Hannah Lohrenz in the mile run with a time of 5:06.42, while freshman Mikayla Jackson won the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.39 seconds.

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UW Oshkosh Men’s Track and Field has won all four invitationals that they’ve competed in, while the Women’s Track and Field team has won two out of their four.

Other Titan women who took home first place honors in the meet were junior Sadie Huth in the 60-meter dash and freshman Libby Geisness in the 800-meter run with times of 9.28 seconds and 2:18.28 respectively.

The UW Oshkosh track teams will next compete this Saturday at the UW-Whitewater Midwest ELITE Invitational.